Like many other small architecture firms in Seattle, we typically charge hourly for our services. Charging hourly allows us to tailor the extent of our services to your specific project needs and guarantees you pay for only the amount of work necessary for your project. For our usual full services, residential clients should budget between 10% -12% of construction cost for new construction, and around 15% of construction cost for remodeling projects. Construction cost does not include the cost of the land, sales tax, building permit fee, or fees of design professionals.